Jin Yong 金庸

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Louis Leung-yung Cha

Chinese: 查良鏞 (金庸)
Death: October 30, 2018 (94)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Immediate Family:

Son of 查樞卿 and 徐祿
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of 杜冶芬 and 朱玫
Brother of 查良鏗; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: author of Chinese wuxia novels
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About Jin Yong 金庸

Louis Cha Jing-yong GBM OBE (10 March 1924 – 30 October 2018), better known by his pen name Jin Yong, was a Chinese wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") novelist and essayist who co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief. He was Hong Kong's most famous writer.

His wuxia novels have a widespread following in Chinese communities worldwide. His 15 works written between 1955 and 1972 earned him a reputation as one of the greatest and most popular wuxia writers ever. By the time of his death he was the best-selling Chinese author, and over 100 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide (not including an unknown number of pirated copies). According to The Oxford Guide to Contemporary World Literature, Jin Yong's novels are considered to be of very high quality and are able to appeal to both highbrow and lowbrow tastes. His works have the unusual ability to transcend geographical and ideological barriers separating Chinese communities of the world, achieving a greater success than any other contemporary writer.

His works have been translated into many languages including English, French, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Malay and Indonesian. He has many fans outside of Chinese-speaking areas, as a result of the numerous adaptations of his works into films, television series, comics and video games.

The asteroid 10930 Jinyong (1998 CR2) is named after him.

Jin Yong is named along with Gu Long and Liang Yusheng as the "Three Legs of the Tripod of Wuxia".

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Jin Yong 金庸's Timeline

February 4, 1924
October 30, 2018
Age 94
Hong Kong, Hong Kong